• Standard Room (with a shared washrooms) – CAD $0.00
  • Commuter Option – CAD $0.00

Date & Time Details:
Registration opens at 3:00 on August 11th
Program ends with Bagged Lunch(available at 10AM) on August 16th

Location: Bethlehem Centre

Address: 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Contact: Claire Donovan
250 941 2052

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Faith and Sharing

With Rev Deb Hinksman

August 11 - 16, 2024

Unveiling the Holy

Carma will lead us in awakening to God’s call and surprises, uncovering our creativity, time to play, and exploring our bodies and the whole of creation as holy.

Faith and Sharing is a Christian ecumenical and transforming retreat experience. It is an opportunity to encounter the Body of Christ. Participants come from all walks of life with many stories to tell. Faith and Sharing is an invitation to reflect on the gospel, pray, share and celebrate our lives together. The experience is only the beginning to a new way of life. At Faith and Sharing you will find a community to support you as you strive to live a richer life.

The retreat will include 5 days of:

  • Inspiring talks
  • Art Activities
  • Daily liturgy and prayer
  • Sharing faith in small groups
  • Silence and reflection times
  • Being with friends new and established
  • Inclusive acceptance
  • Joy and laughter

Come as you are and be welcomed for who you are. We welcome people with a diverse range of physical and cognitive abilities.

Faith and Sharing retreats welcome many participants with limited finances. We are seeking sponsorship so we can offer subsidies for those who need them.


Rev Deb Hinksman
Deb is a semi-retired minister who serves at Ladysmith First United Church. She is a musical theater buff and secretly a Broadway “wanna-be”! On sabbatical many years back, she asked God to help her discern a word that should be at the core of her ministry and she heard that her word was “Joy!” For over 40 years she has been blessed with sharing God’s joy with people and walking with them as they discover God’s joy in their own lives. Creative in her heart, joy has come through drama, stand-up comedy, women’s retreat leadership, youth ministry, storytelling, and cruise…
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